Ernest T. Hawk, MD, MPH
Vice President and division head for Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, MDACC
As head of M.D. Anderson's Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Dr. Hawk leads the recently established Duncan Family Institute for Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment. The Institute's resources are helping scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery and the translation of findings to the clinic and community, advancing M.D. Anderson's mission in cancer prevention research, practice and education. Prior to joining the institution in December 2007, he held several positions at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland. He began work at NCI in 1996 and most recently served as director of the Office of Centers, Training and Resources. His other NCI posts included chief and medical officer in the Gastrointestinal and Other Cancers Research Group, medical officer in the Chemoprevention Branch and chair of the Translational Research Working Group. Dr. Hawk has served as a peer reviewer for 30 different scientific and medical journals; has authored more than 100 articles in leading books and journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JNCI, Gastroenterology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Circulation; and currently serves as deputy editor for Cancer Prevention Research.